BLUE STAR Marina Certification

Discover the quality of certified harbours

The IMCI BLUE STAR Marina-Certification is a transparent system to indicate the quality level of marinas through 3rd party assessment by the International Marine Certification Institute (IMCI). The Marina Certification programme uses a number range between 1 and 5 stars to indicate the quality of certified marinas.

What is the programme?

  • A quality and service star rating system for marinas worldwide with regard to the water sport tourism
  • A comprehensive quality assessment for coastal- and inland marinas regardless of size and/or location
  • A systematic publication of marina facilities and marina services similar to the system well-established by hotels, restaurants and campgrounds

Benefits for the boat operator:

  • Expected and received marina services  and quality of service
  • Marinas can easily be compared regardless  of country borders
  • Certification is granted by an independent, non-marina associated 3rd party

Benefits for the marina operator:

  • Operators receive a low cost certification due  to IMCI’s non-profit approach
  • The certification process helps to identify  possibilities for improvements of the marina
  • Client satisfaction and boosted revenues are achieved
  • Marina quality is displayed with the use of stars
  • The catalogue of requirements is internationally standardised as well as
  • Certified Marinas are published on both internet  and in print media